Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol has reaffirmed that he won’t have surgery on his torn plantar fascia in his right foot and expects to be out a minimum of six to eight weeks with the injury, the Los Angeles Times reported. Gasol rejoined the team Monday at practice in Los Angeles. The Lakers finished a seven-game road trip Sunday in Miami. "He's fine," coach Mike D'Antoni said, according to the Times. "He's on crutche and he'll probably be there for a while, but we'll get him back as soon as we can." Gasol tweeted a picture showing his leg in a giant boot. Kobe Bryant expressed frustration at Gasol's injury, suffered last week as the Lakers were on a three-game winning streak. "Every time we're playing well, we find a rhythm of how we want to go about things, it seems like we get hit with another injury," Bryant said. "Now we need to find another way to go about it. It's a moving target right now." The Times noted that Gasol had struggled to fit with Dwight Howard in D’Antoni’s system and had complained but accepted a role off the bench. He had moved into the starting lineup when Howard aggravated a shoulder injury that sidelined him for three games and continues to be a problem. Despite the drama, Bryant said the Lakers will miss Gasol.
Pau Gasol injury update: Lakers forward reaffirms no surgery on foot
Sporting News | Feb 12